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Foods That Are Unhealthy for Older Adults in Denver, CO
Foods That Are Unhealthy for Older Adults in Denver, CO
By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on February 4, 2019

The news is full of information about which foods seniors should be eating. After all, superfoods such as avocados and walnuts are good for the body as well as the brain. However, your senior loved one also needs to avoid a few unhealthy foods that increase the risk of health…

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Kitchen Safety Instructions for Seniors in Denver, CO
Kitchen Safety Instructions for Seniors in Denver, CO
By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on January 21, 2019

Cooking is advantageous for older adults in many ways. It provides an exciting hobby that can keep them mentally active as well as the opportunity to whip up delicious food that can benefit their health. However, the most important thing for seniors who want to cook for themselves is their…

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Why Falls are Particularly Risky for Aging Adult in Denver, CO
Why Falls are Particularly Risky for Aging Adult in Denver, CO
By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on January 7, 2019

Family caregivers should know as much about falls as possible, including why they’re dangerous and how to prevent them. Through exercise, environmental changes, healthy eating, and regular vision testing, seniors can prevent falls. Continue reading to learn some of the reasons falls are dangerous for the elderly. Broken Bones Even…

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Ways of Providing Care for Seniors with Alzheimer's Denver, CO
Ways of Providing Care for Seniors with Alzheimer's Denver, CO
By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on December 17, 2018

Caregiving is never easy, but caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer’s comes with unique complications. Alzheimer’s can lead to alterations in behavior, mood, and capabilities, and caregivers should be prepared to handle these changes. Here are a few tips for providing care to a senior with Alzheimer’s. 1. Create…

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Getting Paid While Caegiving in Denver, CO
Getting Paid While Caegiving in Denver, CO
By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on December 3, 2018

Senior living options vary significantly regarding the type of care and environment offered. For many seniors, one of the biggest decisions they have to face is whether to move to an assisted living facility or receive home care services. You can use the following guide to understand the differences between…

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Preventing Burnout When Caregiving an Aging Adult in Denver, CO
Preventing Burnout When Caregiving an Aging Adult in Denver, CO
By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on November 19, 2018

Statistics indicate that more than 43 million family members regularly care for their elderly loved ones. According to a report submitted to the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than one-third of all family caregivers complain of having high stress levels. Ongoing stress related to caregiving often results in burnout. However,…

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Why Should You Choose Senior In-Home Care in Denver, CO
Why Should You Choose Senior In-Home Care in Denver, CO
By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on November 5, 2018

In-home care can be an invaluable resource for seniors and their family caregivers. These professional services provide older adults with individualized assistance, and they lighten the caregiver’s workload. Here are seven reasons to consider in-home care. 1. Allows Seniors to Age in Place In-home care allows seniors to remain in…

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lazy-foods
lazy-foods
By Andy Ratana, 7:06 pm on August 2, 2018

Are you eating the same foods you always did, but feel as if you are dragging through the day? Food gives your body energy, but some foods sap energy and make you feel tired. These are the “lazy foods” we all love to eat. We get a quick boost of energy…

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Millennial-caregiver-with-mom
Millennial-caregiver-with-mom
By Andy Ratana, 8:47 am on July 20, 2018

In my first semester of college I received the phone call. Mom had a hemorrhagic stroke, was in critical condition, and was being airlifted to Seattle for treatment. Before we hung up, the doctor asked how old I was. He sounded relieved when I told him that I was 18….

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Spending-time-on-self-care
Spending-time-on-self-care
By Andy Ratana, 7:34 pm on July 10, 2018

Tips for Self-Care That Require a Quarter-Hour…or Less! A caregiver’s world revolves around unending demands. These demands may drain you emotionally, mentally and physically. But the biggest drag is on your time. How big? For many caregivers, just enjoying 15 minutes alone is an unimaginable luxury. After all, you are…

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